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    Police Beat: Mar. 11

    Creepy bunny hops its way to frathouse            

    A male UA student in Tau Kappa Epsilon reported a suspicious package left on his house’s doorstep to University of Arizona Police Department on Monday at 11:55 p.m.

    He found an inflatable toy rabbit holding a plastic scythe with a note.

    “”Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,”” was written on the note.

    The student didn’t know who left the rabbit on the doorstep or what the note meant.

    He did not feel threatened or frightened by the note but found the entire package “”creepy.””

    The UAPD officer took possession of the rabbit and placed it into evidence.

    Student pulls a ‘Big Daddy’

    A male UA student was arrested for urinating on the Main Library building on Monday at 10:23 p.m.

    A UAPD officer patrolling near the library noticed a student walking into a dark area under a pedestrian bridge.

    The student stood and faced the wall for about two minutes and then walked back to his vehicle.

    At this time, two other officers arrived and made contact with the student.

    “”How did anyone see me?”” the student said. “”I was way down there, no one could see me.””

    The student admitted to urinating on the library, and an officer went an inspected the area.

    Underneath the walkway, the officer found a wet area that smelled of urine.

    “”I had to go real bad,”” the student said and apologized for urinating on the building.

    The officer cited him for criminal littering and released him on scene.

    A code of conduct referral was also sent to the Dean of Students Office.

    Do not pass go, do not collect a bike

    A bystander may have successfully prevented a bicycle theft on Monday evening.

    A UAPD officer was dispatched to the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building at 5:12 p.m. in regards to a possible bicycle theft in progress.

    The officer met with a male UA student at the bike racks on the west side of the building.

    The student said he saw an older male in an argument with several students.

    He believed that they were arguing because the older man was attempting to steal a bicycle.

    After speaking with the first student, the officer met with the male UA student who had interrupted

    the theft.

    The student said that he was near the bike racks around 4:55 p.m. and saw a man attempting to cut a cable lock on a bicycle with a pair of pliers.

    He asked the man what he was doing and the man insisted that the bicycle belonged to him and that he was just trying to get the lock off the bike.

    After the student continued questioning the man, he became agitated and departed the area.

    Five minutes later, the man returned wearing a different colored form-fitting shirt.

    The man then attempted to cut the cable lock on the bicycle again.

    Still in the area, the student returned and told the man he was calling the police.

    The older man again said that the bicycle belonged to him and that he was attempting to retrieve it.

    When the student called UAPD on his cell phone, the man left the area but did not seem to be in a hurry.

    All attempts to find the older man were unsuccessful.

    The cable on the bike had been cut and only had a few strands remaining.

    The officer placed a UAPD bicycle U-lock and a business card on the bike requesting the owner contact UAPD.

    At 7:50 p.m., the officer followed-up and found that the bicycle was unlocked and no longer secured.

    The business card was also missing.

    The officer secured the bicycle for safekeeping and placed it into UAPD property.

    Catch me if you can

    A UofA Bookstore employee followed a shoplifter all the way to his class in order to charge him with shoplifting.

    A UAPD officer responded to the Manuel E. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center regarding the shoplifting and met with the bookstore employee.

    The employee said he saw the student take a stick of lip balm out of its packaging and pocket it.

    He confirmed with other employees that the student made no effort to purchase the item before pursuing the shoplifter.

    He followed the student along the UA Mall and to a classroom in the ILC.

    The employee stood outside the class and identified the student.

    Once the employee did, the officer escorted him out of class.

    The student put his head down and admitted to concealing and stealing the lip balm.

    He said that he had no money and needed the lip balm.

    The officer cited and released the student for shoplifting.

    A code of conduct referral was sent to the Dean of Students Office.

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